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The Castros / Bio

“The haunting & beautiful voice, the simplicity of the music, and the sincere delivery shines a light on an amazing composition of a pop legend. Well done." -The Peer Press / Working Rhythms (on Billie Jean review), 2011

"If you listen closely to their [live set] self-described indie-pop folk, you can hear elements of salsa music, heavy metal and classic rock.(...) they pushed each other in the right directions to create something that is different and familiar all at the same time" -C Magazine, 2012

"A musical feast for the heart, some may say. And we agree" -Indie Mag, 2013

In the summer of 2006 Marco and Sara's worlds collapsed when both met in Savannah GA, and little did they know that three years later they will embark on such a musical journey. Marco is from Costa Rica and has been influenced by a lot of musical diversity that ranges from the sounds of heavy music to Latin rhythms; Sara grew up in Newark, OH listening to classic rock and folk music.
It's no wonder where their need of experimentation comes from, and how this collapse of influences and cultural conversation makes them want to push envelopes and thrive to be unique. They even have some songs in Spanglish!

The Castros has become a staple in its growing Columbus music scene, where they got selected to represent the city with a song for its Bicentennial and were named Best Local Band 2013 by (614) Magazine.

They try to craft their songs in such a way so that they can have greater depth and a meaning, and may ultimately help unveil the heart and open it up to the infinite possibilities of pure Agape, Furious LOVE.

That's in essence what The Castros are: a musical treat for the heart.


They have been featured in major festivals and events such as:

-Songs & Whispers Circuit (Germany, Aug 2014)
-TEDx Columbus (2013)
-200Columbus: The Bicentennial of Columbus OH (2012)
-Columbus Arts Festival (2012-13)
-MidWest Fair Trade Fest (Ohio State University, 2011-14)
-Paper City Music Festival (2012)
-LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival (Lancaster PA, 2012)
-16th Millennium Music Conference (Harrisburg PA, Feb 2012)
-Cornerstone Festival (Bushnell IL, 2010-11)
-Wood and Wire Folk Festival (Lancaster OH, 2011)
-Indie On The Brink (Nashville, TN, 2011)
and more

They have performed as direct support to bands of great caliber like Sixpence None The Richer, Kye Kye, Twin Forks (Chris Carrabba's folk project), Mike Mains & the Branches, The Bright Light Social Hour, Abandon Kansas, Kingsfoil, Rue Royale (UK) and Jason Dunn.

They also have performed in several locations in the US (including the legendary Newport Music Hall) alongside other great artists such as Over The Rhine, Anberlin, Shovels and Rope, Margot and the Nuclear So & So's, Listener, My Pet Dragon, mewithoutYou, O'Brother, Carolina Story, The Ember Days, This Love, Shivering Timbers,The David Wax Museum, Gungor, P.O.D. and a few international acts like Massive Scar Era [Egypt], Blindside [Sweden], Exegesis (Colombia) and more.

Other accolades:

-200Columbus winners at the Bicentennial "Celebrate Columbus in song" competition of the capital city of Ohio [2012] out of 123 submissions.
More info here: http://song.200columbus.com

-Named "Best Local Band" at the (614)Magazine ColumBEST 2013 awards. Also 2nd place in 2012 and 2014 with a total 4 nominations.

In 2011 The Castros recorded their first EP titled "The Tiny Airplane" with Heather Evans and Allen Arias (Costa Rica).
Current projects they are working on include: NEW ALBUM "My Dear" (July 2014), Remixes project and Spanish Album!


General Info

Band Members
Marco Castro - Guitar, Sara Castro - Vocals
Artist Name
The Castros
Home Page
Active Since
Indie / Folk / Pop

Contact Info

Westerville, OH

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